NHS Pension Scheme – Age Discrimination

Ambulance update The government has now issued their consultation on correcting the unlawful age discrimination that was identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. The consultation sets out two possible mechanisms for correcting the discrimination, an immediate choice exercise and a deferred choice underpin. Each […]

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Time to give a fair pay rise to all public service workers

Investment in staff and public services will boost the economy Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that around 900,000 public service workers – including teachers, police and the armed forces – will get a backdated pay increase, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today (Tuesday): “The dedication and hugely important part played by all NHS, care, council, police […]

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Moving Forward on NHS Pay

A little over three weeks ago I wrote to all our members in the NHS. Tens of thousands of you responded. Nearly 9 out of 10 of you supported a campaign for an early NHS pay rise. That’s a powerful message from you. We had to act. Today, we have written to the Prime Minister […]

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Step up, stand up and speak out against racism

The murder of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities has focused attention on inequality and racism. UNISON head of equality Gloria Mills looks at the union’s role The murder of George Floyd in the US and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities in the UK have focused attention […]

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NEC told: ‘We will hold government to account on COVID-19’

First remote national executive council hears tributes to UNISON members who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis Supporting our members during the coronavirus pandemic has been UNISON’s mission during the current crisis – but we will also be their voice to hold this government to account, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis told the […]

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NHS Trade Unions’ Blueprint for Return

As we enter what could be the start of a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, discussion has turned to how the NHS restarts those services that were stepped down during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the pressure that staff have been under and the risk to their health and well-being – and that […]

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NHS Pension Scheme – Age Discrimination update

The government is developing proposals to address the unlawful age discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. More information on the ruling and its implications for the NHS Pension Scheme can be found here: https://www.unison.org.uk/health-news/2020/01/latest-pension-age-discrimination-ruling/ The government has already announced it will take steps […]

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